HCA Forum 2023

20th February 2023

Hospital Caterers Association Forum 2023

Join us at the Hospital Caterers Association Forum at Hilton Birmingham Metropole from Thursday 20th to Friday 21st April 2023. We’ll be showcasing Civica Saffron on stand M9, our cloud catering software used by over 275 hospital and healthcare facilities globally to run more efficient, cost-effective and safe catering operations.

Comply with the Hospital Food Review

Saffron is a complete solution for public sector caterers. It manages purchasing, stock control, menu engineering, suppliers, recipes and kitchen compliance, including food safety, allergen management and cleaning schedules in one system.

Our expert team will be on hand to show how Saffron can help hospital caterers comply with the recommendations of the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food. This includes digital meal ordering, improving food availability for staff and understanding the role of sustainability and managing food waste in delivering a quality catering service.

Make 24/7 nutritious grab ‘n’ go food a reality for NHS staff

We understand that accessing a 24/7 quality catering service is important for the physical and mental wellbeing of NHS staff and that of the patients they are caring for. That’s why we’re inviting you to try the CivicaEats mobile pre-order app. It enables staff to order and pay for meals in advance, so they can grab their food and go without worrying about cash or cards and spending breaktimes queuing. And you can better manage availability and minimise food waste too.

Improve patient experience with digital meal ordering

Visitors can see a demonstration of Saffron Bedside, a tablet solution for meal ordering that links to the patient management system. It reduces food waste and improves patient experience, ensuring safer ordering, with the choices available automatically mapped to patients’ care plans and dietary needs..

Improve sustainability and cut food waste

We’ll also be demonstrating other ways the platform can help hospitals deliver quality and sustainable catering operations, including:

  • How users can easily view and report on the weight, value and ingredients of menu items, as well as carbon footprint levels to support food waste reduction
  • The Wellbeing Portal to let staff know what is available in advance, with nutritional and allergen information
  • Saffron Purchasing, which automates and simplifies the paperless buying process, with EDI integration for larger suppliers and buying groups, as well supporting government initiatives for procurement through local suppliers.

If you’d like to schedule a chat with our team please use the form below and we’ll be in touch.


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